Well we're getting ready to head out for another motorcycle trip. We've been doing this motorcycle touring thing since the early 1990's and, over that time, we have visited over 40 Natioal Parks. However there are 2 relatively new parks that have not visied. They would be Pinnacles National Park in California and White Sands National Park in New Mexico. So this year we're going to try for Pinnacles National Park.
White Sands National Park was designated a National Monument by Herbert Hoover in January, 1933 and then designated a National Park by congress, signed into law by President Donald Trump on 12/20/2019, and is the 62nd designated National Park. The park covers 145,762 acres in the Tularosa Basin, including the southern 41% of a 275 sq mi field of white sand dunes composed of gypsum crystals.Pinnacles National park was designated a National Monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908. In 2012 congress designated Pinnacles a National Park, it was signed into law by President Barack Obama on 1/10/2013, and is the 59th National Park. Pinnacles covers 26,000 acres and is the 7th smallest National Park. It's also interesting in that it has an East and a West entrance but no through road - just through trails. We're planning on starting at the East entrance since it has the most roads and the most trails, although we aren't really set up for any heavy duty hiking with jeans and leather jackets. After spending some time on the East side, and depending on weather and time, we will probably head over to the West entrance.
We're just hoping for good weather and no fires.
|Day 01 - 09/02/2023||Everett, WA to Biggs Junction, OR|
|Day 02 - 09/03/2023||Biggs Junction, OR to Klamath Falls, OR|
|Day 03 - 09/04/2023||Klamath Falls, OR to Yuba City, CA|
|Day 04 - 09/05/2023||Yuba City, CA to Hollister, CA|
|Day 05 - 09/06/2023||Hollister, CA to Santa Rosa, CA|
|Day 06 - 09/07/2023||Santa Rosa, CA to Garberville, CA|
|Day 07 - 09/08/2023||Garberville, CA to Crescent City, CA|
|Day 08 - 09/09/2023||Crescent City, CA to Bend, OR|
|Day 09 - 09/10/2023||Bend, OR to Wenatchee, WA|
|Day 10 - 09/11/2023||Wenatchee WA to Everett, WA|